Material Outcomes:


1- The project will produce a syllabus on Hospitality and Film, a MOOC and a Documentary available on open access; there will be a conference on Hospitality and Film as well as a series of multiplier and dissemination events and activities

2-There will be a final report that evaluates the achievements of the project against its objectives, activities, multiplier events and dissemination activities

3- There will be a more elaborate network of collaboration between the university and the migrant support groups, thus providing new forums for discussion and new avenues for cooperation

4- There will be other changes harder to quantify: There will be a change in attitudes both inside and outside the classroom that will have a ripple effect in society. The project has a strong impact potential in the current conversation about migration and the arrival of refugees. It may not have an immediate effect on policy, but it will question different policies, value judgements, stereotypes, as well as social, cultural and religious scapegoating. Policies never change without a prior rethinking of the ideological and cultural climate. The project, we believe, can strongly contribute to a debate about migration and its role in the European reality and identity. The consequences of such a conversation are multifold, for they may contribute to undermining the raise of extreme ideologies, and the fear and rejection of the Other. These are the positive changes that will happen after the project is completed and that will have an impact on the students’ lives and society at large, both at the local, national and international levels.

3- The universities involved in the project will create a collaborative platform to support research and teaching innovation, to facilitate and multiply scholarly exchanges within the partnership and to provide guidelines for the development of coordinated policies to support innovation, to giving visibility to excellence in the field of research and innovation, and to use the experience and the results gained to give continuity to the collaborative platform.


  1. Syllabus:

The PM and the representative from NTU will distribute and match theoretical approaches and films to each participant-partner according to his or her area of expertise. Each participant will be able to add new films if deemed necessary or of interest. The analyses of the different films will be carried out within a particular theoretical approach. Both aspects, theory and film analysis, will be presented to the students at workshops or seminars, both at the graduate and the post-graduate level in the universities involved.


2- MOOC:

Once the TV services at the USAL have been contacted, there will be a meeting with the universities involved. . The MOOC is conceived as a showcase for the project, and will consist of theory (an introduction to Hospitality) and practice, film analysis. The PI will assign the lessons to be taped according to field of expertise: Benito (UVA): theoretical introduction; O’Shaughnessy, Benito and PM: examples of hospitality in 5 movies that illustrate different aspects of migration in Europe.

Once the classes have been taped, the USAL TV services will arrange for the MOOC to be available online on open access.


3- Short Documentary:

1- The director and assistant will do the research on each musician, life story, time-frame and schedule to follow.

The editing will imply the translation of each musician’s story. The editing will make sure the documentary is a formative activity that will boost the audience’s multicultural competence.